Go ahead, PS Vita owners. Take a big sigh of relief.
After highly-publicized lackluster sales figures and less-than-stellar software releases, many people have been questioning the future of Sony’s new handheld gaming system. John Koller, SCEA’s Vice President of Hardware Marketing, responded to these issues in an interview with IGN.com, and did his best to put all the fears to rest.
Koller shared his excitement about Vita-exclusive releases like Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation and made sure to mention the new cross-buy system where select PS3 titles also include the PS Vita version of the game for no extra cost.
That’s all well and good, but where’s the reassurance that my extremely expensive mobile gaming device won’t be abandoned due to disinterest?
Koller confirmed the 10 year life cycle for the Vita, saying: “We’re in year one, so we’ll be supporting it for some time. But yeah, it does have its own 10-year life cycle. All of our platforms do… it’s a marathon, not a sprint. We expect long-term success from all our platforms.”
All together now, phew.